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Mar 21, 2011 8:30am EDT
with gregory jaczko, chairman of the nuclear regular rah story commission, on japan's nuclear crisis and his agency's response. then more on the nuclear situation in japan as we take you live for a briefing of the nuclear regulatory industry. and later the cato institute has a conference marking the first anniversary of the signing of the health care law and it impact on the industry, the federal budget and the economy. >> tonight on c-span2, actor harry sheerer talks about the media's coverage of his adopted hometown of new orleans. he recently released a new film about hurricane katrina and louisiana called "the big uneasy. "it examines the causes of the city's flood after the 2005 hurricane. 7:15 pacific. >> tonight on c-span3, a white house summit on bullying featuring remarks from first lady michelle obama and president obama who discusses his own experiences with bullying as a child. >> as adults we all remember what it was like to see kids picked on in the schoolyard, and i have to say with big ears and the name that i have, i wasn't immune. [laughter] i didn't emerge u
CSPAN
Mar 18, 2011 12:00pm EDT
factual question which may be of interest of people watching relating to japan. there's been concern, and i think a certain amount of confusion about what the potential danger is to the u.s. from the nuclear plant problems in japan, and particularly as the media's been following the last few days and a sense that the possibility of a meltdown at the plant, the explosion, and emission of a large amount of radioactivity and people are concerned about the west coast of the u.s., particularly hawaii, guam, and other islands may be subject to some danger, and i wonder if you have a current sense of what that possibility is? >> i'll refer back to the statement made by the chairman of nuclear regulatory commission in looking at all the scenarios, they do not see radiation reaching the u.s. that it would be of a danger or require protective angsts, but anticipation of this, fema support with the department of energy have a system called rad net. it's been there and 24 hours a day, seven days a week monitors various channels, air, water, other types of things across the country, and so if we
CSPAN
Mar 29, 2011 8:00pm EDT
that the damaged nuclear power plant in japan, quote come continues to further stabilize, and that there have been no radiation readings in the u.s. the might be of concern. these remarks came before the meeting of the senate energy and natural resources committee. other speakers included officials from the energy department, the nuclear energy institute and the union of concerned scientists. this is an hour and 45 minutes. >> thank you for being here. this is a briefing. this is not a hearing has such. the reason we try to it as a briefing is so that people wouldn't have to file written testimony 72 hours ahead of time and all of that and things are changing very quickly with regard to the evolving situation that the nuclear power plant. will the committee doesn't have direct oversight on the safety of u.s. nuclear plants we do have to consider how events such as those affect the ability of the nation's nuclear fleet of 104 reactors to supply electricity, this of course the 104 reactors currently account for 20% of the electricity that we use and with the future of nuclear energy will be as part
CSPAN
Mar 16, 2011 7:30am EDT
and the catastrophe in japan. having said that, i would like to know -- japan is considered like our anchor partner in terms of our security defenses in the pacific. what impact is the tsunami and the earthquake having on whatever strategic locations we have in japan? mr. secretary, you could answer that. >> certainly. i mean, to begin with, i would say that it would be speculative at best at this point to comment on any of the longer term implications of the earthquake and the tsunami. but i would note that certainly, i think, the assistance that we've been able to offer on the engagement of the u.s. military and the u.s. government across-the-board in response to this crisis has helped to strengthen the bonds that we have between our -- between our two countries and help make a case, i think, for the logic of why we have a forward-deployed presence in the asian pacific region including the basin footprint that we have in japan. >> i understand that part, mr. secretary. i guess my question is more in line of what role does japan play, if any, in our readiness posture in the pacific? and how is it
CSPAN
Mar 15, 2011 11:00pm EDT
and our attention. before i begin with my statement, i would like to recognize the people of japan and ask that we keep them in our thoughts and prayers as they we roof from the -- recover from the earthquake and tsunami. these unt fortunate events, however underscore our alliance and strong relationship with the japanese people. our military forces in japan are helping with search and recovery efforts. further, other civilian agencies like u.s.-aid and fema and the nuclear regulatory commission are assisting japan. in the wake of this unfortunate tragedy, we must continue to focus our military resources on this important region of the world. nearly 42% of all u.s. trade occurs with asian-pacific nations which makes this area critical to our national economic security. i applaud this administration for its greatly increased focus on the asia pacific region. to highlight this point, one the first major actions of the obama administration was the signing of the so-called guam international agreement by secretary of state hillary clinton hillary and then the foreign minister. however, despite
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Mar 17, 2011 11:00pm EDT
perilous our dependence on petroleum is and the melting nuclear melting in japan shows how perilous our dependence on nuclear power is and they underscore our failure to have a broad based energy portfolio and our failure to have a rational look at our energy usage. mr. russo, - to set prices are determined by supply and demand globally, and several of you have said that sort of thing. let me ask i guess the first mr. newell, what is the scale and let's put it in perspective here of possible short term energy production. i mean, suppose there were a lot more leases for offshore drilling released in the last couple of years to hear the curious oppose or even a in the drilling on private land. what is the scale of the increase in production we might achieve compared to what opec can do by turning defaults up and down in the short term? >> welcome there is a considerable lag in the increased access resources and an expiration and the element and the ultimate protection of the resources so there's an important issue would return to the time scale which i think you mentioned in the short run
CSPAN
Mar 17, 2011 8:00pm EDT
his agency wouldn't be able to handle a nuclear emergency similar to the events unfolding in japan. administrator craig fugate did say that the government as a whole is better prepared to deal with radiological emergencies. after years of doherty bomb scenario training. at the senate homeland security committee hearing, we also hear about what fema has done since the japanese earthquake. another witness at a hearing is the former inspector general of the homeland security department. we hear his assessment that the fema operations center can katrina. this is two hours. >> welcome, everyone. we convened this hearing which had been long planned, laskier alana fema's ability to respond to a major catastrophe against the compelling backdrop of the tragically catastrophic event unfolding in japan. an earthquake and tsunami and rapid succession that had already resulted in twice as many deaths as al qaeda's attack on america 9/11 and of course no one believes that the deaths and the finding of the day is over yet. the earthquake and the tsunami have also caused fires and explosions of nu
CSPAN
Mar 18, 2011 9:00am EDT
would not be able to handle a nuclear emergency similar to the events unfoiledding in japan. however, administrator craig fugate told a senate committee yesterday the government as a whole is better prepared to deal with emergencies than it was before hurricane katrina. also testifying, the former inspector general who assessed fema operations since the hurricane. this is about two hours. >> the hearing will come to order. i thank everyone for their patience. as you know we had two votes on the floor. so we delayed the start of the hearing. i welcome, everyone. we convene this hearing which had been long-planned, long-scheduled on fema's ability to respond to a major catastrophe against the compelling backdrop of the tragically catastrophic events unfolding in japan. an earthquake and tsunami in rapid succession that have already resulted in twice as many deaths as al qaeda's attack on america on 9/11. of course no one believes that the death, and finding of the dead is over yet. the earthquake and tsunami have also caused fires and explosions at nuclear power plants that could have
CSPAN
Mar 11, 2011 7:00pm EST
as they were assembling last night. it is all but eclipsed by japan and the earthquake followed by the tsunami. guest: i just came back from japan as a part of a congressional exchange program. they are good allies. they have been an active member of the six-party talks in the region which is so very essential. this is just devastating. when you read the reports after you just met so many members and their leadership and you have been in their homes and you have had such in-depth discussions over three or four days, to see this happening is just devastating. japan is probably one of the most organized places i have ever visited. the streets are clean. the people are polite. there is a plan for everything that has to happen. i know that they have been preparing for a possible earthquake or tsunami for a long time. preparing for it and then responding when the tall buildings are shaking and people are losing their lives, hopefully the lives lost will be kept to a minimum because of the preparations. host: this is also a domestic story. the waves are beginning to reach the coastline in hawaii. it
CSPAN
Mar 14, 2011 12:00pm EDT
sustain the victims of the seismic devastation in japan. we pray in your great name. amen. the presiding officer: please join me in reciting the pledge of allegiance. i pledge allegiance to the flag of the united states of america, and to the republic for which it stands, one nation under god, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all. the presiding officer: the clerk will read a communication to the senate. the clerk: washington, d.c., march 14, 2011. to the senate: under the provisions of rule 1, paragraph 3, of the standing rules of the senate, i hereby appoint the honorable christopher coons, a senator from the state of , to perform the duties of the chair. signed: daniel k. inouye, president pro tempore. mr. reid: mr. president? the presiding officer: the majority leader. the presiding officer: under the previous order the leadership time is reserved -- mr. reid: mr. president? following any leader remarks, there will be a period of morning business until 4:30 p.m., senators allowed to speak up to 10 minutes each. at 4:30 the senate will proceed to executive session to consider
CSPAN
Mar 14, 2011 5:00pm EDT
relating to the march 11, 2011 earthquake and tsunami in japan. the presiding officer: is there objection to proceeding to the measure? without objection, the senate will proceed. mr. brown: mr. president, i further ask the resolution be agreed to, the preamble be agreed to, the motion to reconsider be laid on the table with no intervening action or debate and any statements relating to the resolution be printed in the record at the appropriate place. the presiding officer: without objection. mr. brown: mr. president, i ask unanimous consent the following senators be recognized for the times listed below in morning business for the purpose of giving their maiden speech to the senate: senator portman from my state following the maiden speech of senator coats on tuesday, march 15 for up to 15 minutes and senator blumenthal of connecticut at 12:00 noon, wednesday, march 16, for up to 20 minutes. the presiding officer: without objection. mr. brown: mr. president, i ask unanimous consent that when the senate completes its business today it adjourn until 10:00 a.m. on tuesday, march 15, followi
CSPAN
Mar 16, 2011 7:00am EDT
-- or the government of japan works through its processes to reach tangible progress in okinawa? >> thank you. as we look at tangible progress on the replacement facility, we see it as not a single specific event but rather a series of steps roughly in parallel between japan and the united states as spelled out in the realignment roadmap, the guam international agreement and other bilateral agreements. it will allow us to move forward with the government of japan as progress is made on the frf to in turn take associated steps that we have to take on guam. there are a number of different indicators that we're looking at. starting with the decision on the runway configuration for frf that we're expecting on the two plus two and the efforts we're looking at down line, construction of the seawall, and progress on the landfill itself. the other critical point for the committee, which i know that you understand is that preparation on guam needs to begin well in advance of actual construction on the ground for the replacement facility at camp schawb. and that relocation of the marines from okinawa will be
CSPAN
Mar 14, 2011 8:30pm EDT
and h statement. i ever met -- at mant to the fact a terrible tragedy is is transpiring in japan is one that has riveted the attention of the nation in the world and ourts go hearts go out o tuto the japanee people and government in thiste terrible time of trial. there is no way we can diminish the tragedy that they areerie experienced.al but it is a natural disaster that was the catalyst to the meanwhile in libya we have a human katulis named muammar and wil qaddafi. and i will admit i will confess to having such a dull life i watch a lot of cable television, and i see expert after expert reasons why the united statesso should do nothing, so i come into reading an article in co today's "new yorkll times" by ae murray slaughter who was a for our policy at the stateicy department i understand in thise it really does respond to what you will hear continuously. entt the article is entitled fiddlinl while what beah burns. pois at the beginning she points out the organization of the islamic conference, the gulf cooperation council and the arab league havl called for the opponent imposing e n
CSPAN
Mar 19, 2011 4:30pm EDT
't think it is the whole story. interestingly enough, countries like south korea and japan never had an influential feminist movement and are seeing similar success among women in school. i would add two other factors. the first is what barbara whitehead has called the girl project. by the 1990s, and that seems to be a real dividing.in my research is the change in the culture i'm describing here. by it the 1990s and actually starting even in the 80's, parents were engaging in a new kind of child or rather girl rearing. they were intent on creating a new breed of girls. self-confidence, ambitious -- that is the wrong slide. there we go, girl power. they were intent on creating a new breed of girl, self-confident, ambitious and even as some people put it a little cake cast. girls have their own little league teams they're there on television and movie shows, their own scholarships. the insistent message to girls, go forth and achieve. the other reason for women success i believe as changes in the economy that i talked about earlier. these changes were very friendly to women. for the mo
CSPAN
Mar 11, 2011 9:00am EST
-moon on the earthquake and tsunami in japan. he said they will do everything to help japan. we'll have that live on c-span2. in the meantime, anita in "washington journals" he's the ranking member on the subcommittee that covers foreign operations. >> host: thanks for being here. >> guest: my pleasure. >> host: wow, we have a lot going on today. i'm going to start with libya just because the secretary was talking about it. again leaders why europe are meeting, france is pushing for a no-fly zone. what are your thoughts about the u.s. involvement level? how big should it be? and why is that a good investment for this country? >> guest: it's clear to me after discussing it in depth with secretary clinton is the administration is actively involved in strategy sessions and discussions with the international community. the united states cannot act independently. and people may say no-fly zone, they may say -- they may come up with all kinds of actions, but number one, there are implication implications as secretary gates said to every one the proposals. unless we act with the international community, i do
CSPAN
Mar 18, 2011 2:00am EDT
at the back drop of what's happened in japan and again, you know, i can't even imagine what my counterparts are doing, how they're standing up to this. this is what we are in the business for. it's the most challenging thing you can deal with. not only the losses, but our counterparts knowing what they're going through now and the challenges they're facing and trying to step back from that and go what if it happened here and what would we do? from that approach, will be the thrust of my comments. the thrust of my comments. we have been supporting, as you know, the lead for international response, international development, in support role to the teams that have gone to japan top assist in search and rescue. the urban search and rescue teams, again, authorized as part of fema. 28 team, two of which are dual supported by both us and uscid, designated the international response teams, that have been to haiti, most recently christchurch and now into japan. we stand by the uscid but japan is an industrialized city. the events that remind us disasters, you point out, don't always give warning or
CSPAN
Mar 8, 2011 1:08am EST
question. recently the standard and poor's decreased the credit notes of japan. how close do you think the situation of the u.s. economy is to japan's case? >> the thrust of the question is how close are we to a downgrade. is that with the question is? >> that's what we are asking, yes. >> i'm not going to comment on that. that is for the rating agency to determine. what i will say is i feel we should not assume things that have historically been viewed as unthinkable or not possible, and that means we really have to i think focus on the country's financial affairs and ensure that the treasury remains the tripoli asset that it is. [applause] next a discussion of online privacy and internet regulations hosted by the technology policy institute to read over the next several hours panelists talked about to report on the subject. one for the federal trade commission and the other in the commerce department. this is a little less than two hours. [inaudible conversations] >> good afternoon. my name is tom leonard, president of the technology policy institute and it's my pleasure to welcome y
CSPAN
Mar 19, 2011 11:00pm EDT
read about it. [laughter] in the 1980's, everyone in america it seemed was terrified of japan. the japanese had brought other high-profile things like that and if you mentioned some of that in your book. but japan ink disappeared and now we are sort of waiting for japan to be one of these dominoes because the debt is 200% of gdp. it's just government debt. is china the new japan? are we overstating what the0g0gg >> guest: i would say the realpg answer is idled because if i knew i would have treated thatpg already. >> guest: they have issues around demographics, but i think the fact of the matter in which the government is dealing with these things i think bodes well in that they are sort of playing a chess game, multiple moves ahead of most policymakers around the world. >> host: we have five minutes left. let's focus on solutions that our u.s. audience might not be interested in. you mentioned the housing crisis, and when i think of the housing crisis, it makes me very pessimistic. i read your book, and i like to think we basically have the government to the federal reserve w
CSPAN
Mar 20, 2011 10:30am EDT
enough countries like south korea and japan that never had an influential feminist movement are seeing similar success among women in school. i would add two other factors. the first is what barbara has called girl project. by the 1990s, and that seems to be a real dividing point in my research in the change of the culture that i'm describing here, by the 1990s, and actually starting in the '80s, parents were engaging in a new kind of child, or rather girl rearing. they were on, intent on creating a new breed of girl. self-confident, ambitious, and that's the wrong slide. okay. there we go. girl power. they were intent of creating a new breed of girl, self-confident, ambitious comic even as some people put it, a little kick. girls how to a little league team, their own television and movie show. their own scholarships. the incessant message to girls, go forth and achieve. the other reason for women's success i believe is changes in the economy that i talk about earlier. these changes were very friendly to women. for the most part up until the 1970s, women look for employment for the si
CSPAN
Mar 19, 2011 6:00am EDT
. now, i know that nuclear is taking a tough wrap this week with what is happening in japan. i personally think it will be working its way out and we will end up with not as dire a set of consequences. i could be wrong, but i don't think there will be a diverse set of consequences. if that happens to happen, if the japanese and up fixing this without any different -- serious injury or loss of life, then the important message to the world will be exactly the opposite of what the media is trying to make it now, it will be that energy source can withstand even a magnitude nine earthquake in one of the largest tsunami that have ever hit japan. but we have to have the courage and the strength to create a climate where, again, the correct policy becomes an easy policy rather than the wrong policy being a politically correct one that people would hope we would have. it is up to us. we have responsibilities. the third thing i would like to talk about before we get into the political side of politics is what is it going on around the world. we certainly watched with amazement what was g
CSPAN
Mar 20, 2011 9:00pm EDT
devotee america was terrified of japan incorporated. i think the japanese had bought rockefeller center and the other high-profile the things and i feel that you mention some of that in your book. but japan incorporated disappeared. and now we are waiting for japan to be one of these debt dominoes because it is 200% of gdp in the are we overstating whetherpgpg people should be concerned0gpg o them?popgpgpopgpgpopgpopo >> guest: ipg would say i don'to know because if i knew i would be in haiti. already0g.pgpgpgpg0gpopo my sense is because japan haspoo given an example of what can0gpo happen -- by the way we all knog japan was a housing crisis thato they are planning a chess game sort of multiple moves ahead of the world. >> host: we only have about five minutes left, so let's try to focus on some solutions that are u.s. audience might be interested in. you mentioned the housing crisis, and when i think of the housing crisis, it makes me very pessimistic. i read your book and i thought she is a curmudgeon. but i like to think i am more of a curmudgeon because we basically had the governme
CSPAN
Mar 11, 2011 12:00pm EST
countries? if there is any other country i would move to, it would be japan because they are such a great country. i want to say that we do not need to by our friends via financial aid. this is ridiculous. host: we do not need to by our friends. guest: is a matter of developing or alliances, working together in the interest of the united states of america. in haiti, when there is poverty and people do not have homes or a place to live, it is not a matter of buying our friends but to make sure we can bring stability in the country because they are right on our border. the same thing with mexico. people travel everywhere and we are all interconnected. i hope that in addition to suppor >> in about 20 minutes we will take you live to the white house for a news conference with president obama. among the possible topics, libya and the impact of the sue tsunan the west coast. live coverage when it starts, scheduled now for 12:30 eastern, and can we'll have that here on c-span2. a new member of congress, kevin yoder, a freshman representative from kansas who also sits on the gop's appropriations
CSPAN
Mar 25, 2011 9:00am EDT
nuclear disaster will be discussing the situation in japan where repairs continue on a plant damaged by the recent earthquake and tsunami. aleksei yablokov is a co-author of the book at chernobyl, consequences of the catastrophe for people and invite me. this event is being hosted by the groups beyond nuclear and friends of the earth. that's ahead of the friends of the earth speaking and introducing today's present. live coverage here on c-span2. >> amounts to 20 to 50% of that which was released from chernobyl. and as we approach the 25th anniversary of chernobyl, it's great that we have this been here before us. we have the fortune of having cindy to my immediate right, focus on radiation and health and renewable energy alternatives beyond nuclear. she has a masters in science and environment of science from johns hopkins university. and she has done a fair amount of tea medications with u.s. media. and she is -- she has testified and examined the cancer risk of living here bashing your nuclear facilities ice by the nuclear regular tory commission. we also have to the right of cind
CSPAN
Mar 14, 2011 11:00pm EDT
that of japan and the united states. the former majority leader and ambassador mike mansfield used to teach that to all of us younger governors in the 1980's and 1990's, and we will stand with the people of japan until they recover from this disaster. there is a special relationship between the japanese and tennesseans because of the location of so many japanese industries in our state over the last 30 years, so as a result, tennessee have been reaching out to our friends and their families in japan. we should also commend the we should also commend the we should also commend the japanese for their coverage that they've shown in dealing with the death of a nation and particularly with their levelheaded response and damage of nuclear fears that fukushima daiichi.aiichi. in this age, went instante, w communication can sometimes create misinformation and even e hinic, the japanese leadership s in nuclear scientists are working with organizations around the world was eyeing to t the danger in keeping the rest of the world informed.gest earth this is the largest earthquake in japan's recorded hi
CSPAN
Mar 12, 2011 2:00am EST
and tsunami story. the associated press has just announced and msnbc has tweeted that japan is issuing an evacuation order to thousands of residents near a nuclear power plant. certainly, we will keep an eye on this. we will keep an eye on breaking news. this is a big day for people who are following what is going on in the world. jobs. i pulled the baltimore sun because it is typical of what is going on a run the country. home sales rising. we look at your own on and on the rate in kansas and kansas city and the city itself. what is happening with jobs in your district? against coke the job numbers that you are refering to -- guest: the job numbers that you are referring to -- the economy is probably stronger -- keep tax rates low and below regulatory environment in kansas. we try to foster innovation through small businesses. we try to be very welcome to capital and growth. one of the things we are focused on in the kansas city is bioscience. host: arthur government subsidies supporting that? ? there are research dollars the come to our university. as i said, we are making these redu
CSPAN
Mar 21, 2011 12:00am EDT
was terrified of japan incorporated. i think if the japanese had bought rockefeller and the other high-profile things like that and you mentioned some of that in your notebook, japan incorporated disappeared, and now we're sort of waiting for japan to be one of these debt dominoes hundred% of gdp. as china the new japanpgpg incorporated? poe wepo overstating whether0gpg people should be concerned aboug pg answer is i don't know because if i knew i would have treated that already.popopopo >> host: how can you be inpgpgpo washington without --0g0g0gpgpgg >> guest: good point. but my sensepo is that becausepg what can happen, by the way, weg know that japan was a housing crisis that led to a situation.o the property won again it is tho central america solve thesepo0gg problems because of the economio malaise thepg country suffered since thatpg time.0gpgpgpgpgpg it's now 30 years later and it can be longer-term and some sustained basis which is quite detrimental. we don't know. nobody knows how china is going to look and 20, 30, 50 years and i and quite optimistic for the things i felt lik
CSPAN
Mar 21, 2011 12:00pm EDT
example, japan was just hit by a tragic and devastating 9.0 earthquake and tsunami. and shame on us if we don't learn from their misfortune. japan is the most advanced nation in terms of seismic hazard and their earthquake early warning system saved thousands of lives. with our funding, usgs got a big leapup on our own early warning system in the advanced national seismic and funding to implement a prototype is now caught up in the uncertainty of the 2011 budget. but we continue to plan for it when our funds do become available. the president's 2012 budget doesn't include provision to begin the nation's land imaging program as you mentioned. it's a home of a landsat set of satellites. landsat over its nearly 40-year history monitoring earth from space has become the gold standard for viewing land ann planetary scale. users include educators, government at all levels, agribusiness, water managers, the commercial sector and ngos and they've downloaded more than 4 million scenes. the advent of google earth has lowered the technology threshold to data usability for all. while nasa will still
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Mar 18, 2011 8:00pm EDT
candidate. he talked about the pentagon budget and japan's nuclear power crisis. this was hosted by the ideal love republican party in davenport. it's 25 minutes. >> thank you very much. congratulations on this. it happened i got to speak at the first state party event at the chairman some of you may remember in july and in 2009 with the rising stars. the great event, read energy, great fun, and i told people at home he is going to be first-rate chairman. i picked up the three, and a former county chairmen. i was the county chairmen in my county twice, once for four years and once for six years and i'm going to just tell you this is where the elections were won. they were here where the rubber meets the road. >> judy, thank you for the work that you do. [applause] >> i would be here on march 15th, but i not going to have anybody to stand behind me. >> i'm really glad to be here for the kickoff the series speaker event because we are getting ready for something very important. the 2012 election is going to be a watershed election in american history. matt didn't go into all of my
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Mar 13, 2011 8:00am EDT
, countries like south korea and japan never had an influential feminist movement are seeing similar success among women in school. i would add two other factors. the first is what barbara defoe whitehead has called the girl project. by the 1990s, and that seems to be a real dividing point that i described here. by the 1990s and even starting in the '80s parents were gaenldz in a new kind of child or a rather girl-rearing. they were intent on creating a new breed of girl. self-confident, ambitious. that's the wrong one. okay. i'll go to the next -- there we go. girl power. they were intent on creating a new breed of girl, self-confident, ambitious even as some girls have said kick ass, they have their own tv and movie shows and their own scholarships. the message for girls, go forth and achieve. the other reason for women's success, i believe, is changes in the economy that i talked about earlier. these changes were very friendly to women. for the most part up until the 1970s, women looked for employment for the simple reason that they and their families needed the money. before that time,
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Mar 23, 2011 7:30am EDT
should learn them. >> our hearts go out to the people of japan as we watch things unfold and the warnings today by heightened radiation in tokyo's water supply. it is not just earthquakes and tsunamis that strengthen the nuclear reactors. does the prime minister agree that what happened in fukushima will have consequences for the power stations proposed in the u.k.? >> i am sure the house will join the hon. lady in sending our condolences to people in japan but also our admiration for their incredible bravery and resilience in dealing with this crisis. we must learn any lessons that need to be learned about nuclear power which is why the head of the safety inspector is looking at this issue. as i said before the power stations we have in britain are different types to those in japan. we are not planning to build any like those. we are not in an earthquake zone or a zone subject to tsunamis but you always have to test against all eventuality and further testing we can do in terms of nuclear power in terms of japan, i do think they are doing a good job dealing with this problem. in terms of
CSPAN
Mar 16, 2011 5:00pm EDT
and the safety up u.k. nuclear reactors in light of the disaster in japan. from london, this is 35 minutes. >> questions to the prime minister. for >> number one mr. speaker -- thank you mr. speaker. i'm sure the whole house wishes to join me in paying tribute to lance corporal stephen micki for the 1st battalion of the royal irish regiment who died lastgime wednesday. he was a highly respected selfless and committed soldier who will be sorely missed by all those who served with him who will be sorely missed by all those who served with him. deepest of the with his family and friends. across september military repatriation will no longer pass through the town. the house wishes to join me in paying tribute to the people, and dignified demonstrations have shown between the public and our armed forces. mr. speaker it has been 100 years since the town was conferred with the title of royalty but i can today confirm to the house that her majesty the queen has agreed to confer the thai royal on the town as an enduring symbol of the nation's admiration and our gratitude to the people of that town.
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Mar 12, 2011 7:00am EST
with the piracy problem. at the same time there are a number of independent reporter countries like japan, korea, rush of, china, working together to deal with the problem but each with a subtly different mandates whether they're escorting convoys were trying to protect their own national shipping. these and other strategies they are employing. one 9 noted when we were operating there was despite a national mandate and a few different approaches to how to deal with the problem the crux of the issue is they all want to do something about piracy. what we found is everybody was working together to share information, exchange bits of information that might prove useful to locating direction and that shared responsibility have found a very constructive element while we were working over there. >> i want to give you a sense of how we dealt with certain issues. and i know we have a bit of a strategic goal the rain and sense of the operational environment but to put yourself in my position of the ship's captain when you are out there operating and it is an immense geography and you are trying to reassur
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Mar 11, 2011 8:00pm EST
and that's what we're going to show you on the screen right now that japan is now issuing an evacuation order to thousands of residents in that country near a nuclear power plant. and certainly we'll to keep on this as it gets closer to the hawaiian shore, the tsunami resulting from this, keep an eye on breaking news and we'll watch the news and come back to us on this friday morning. this is a big day for people to follow what's going on in the world. okay. jobs, i want to stay with that for a minute. i pulled the baltimore sign because it's typical of what's going on all the country. maryland job gains prove slim. home sales rising but it turns out unemployment is not -- it's john 71,000 in january. we looked at your own unemployment rate in kansas and kansas city, kansas city itself 8%. the state of kansas 7.4 compared to a national average of 8.9. what's happening with jobs in your district? >> guest: well, the job numbers that you're referring to, unemployment is lower than it is nationally. we have an economy that's probably stronger locally than it is nationally. . >> host: and w
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Mar 15, 2011 8:00pm EDT
eastment we've seen what happens when government is temporarily out of service as in japan. we see what happens when we have chaos reigning in america when it comes to budgeting. the american people don't like it. the american peoplement -- want us to get to work. this republican budget essentially takes 700,000 americans off the payroll. three weeks? that's 75,000 jobs that are in jeopardy as a result of this republican three week budget, and so it's time to get back to work and do the business of america of putting americans back to work. that's what democrats have been about. we started two years ago with president obama talking about creating jobs. we hope at some point after 71 days, republicans now in the majority in the house will talk about creating jobs, not losing jobs, and with that, i'll turn it over to the democratic leader, nancy pelosi. >> thank you for bringing us together this morning. before i join my colleagues in associating myself with their remarks and expanding on them. i want to once again express the sadness and sympathy that we have for the people of japan who
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Mar 5, 2011 7:00pm EST
is that potential. they -- their economy, they recently passed japan. back in the early '90s everyone thought japan was going to be the hegemon. but 1995 their economy hit a wall or hit a ceiling. it just, like, flattened out, and it hasn't grown since then. so maybe china's growth curve will flatten out for only season. by the way, their per capita gdp is like 8% of ours. their economy's growing, but they have so many people that they're really not that wealthy when you divide it out. also the question is do they have international aspirations like we do. and there's some indicators that they do and some that they don't. they're really not as active on the world stage as we are. they don't project power the way we do. they do it more kleopferly through agreements and things, and they do have some troops around the world but not that many yet. they also have offensive nuclear capability, and there's some story they're going to start looking into aircraft carriers. they have one they bought from the soviets in a fire sale after the wall came down. i think they turned it into an an amusing park somew
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Mar 6, 2011 3:00pm EST
, there definitely is that potential. they recently passed japan. of course, if you go back to the early '90s, people thought japan was going to be the new hegemon. actually, their per cap la gdh was 150% of ours welcome then. but in 1995 their economy hit a wall or hit a ceiling. it just, like, flattens out. so maybe china's growth curve will just gnatten out for some reason -- flatten out for some reason. and and, by the way, their capita gdp is 8% of ours. they have so many people that they're really not spied al qaeda it out. also the question is do they have international aspirations like we do, and there's some indicators that they do and some they don't. they're really not as act air on the world stage as we are. they do it more cleverly through agreements and things, and ask can they do have some troops around the world, but not that many yet. they also have offensive nuclear capability, there's some story that they're going to start looking into aircraft carriers. have one that they bought from the soviets in the fire sale, it's parked somewhere as yoshes with u.n., some kind of display. but
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Mar 23, 2011 7:00am EDT
with countries like japan, france, israel, south korea and australia. we can work with our allies and partners to upgrade their warships to enable them to conduct missile defense operations. and we can work with them to deploy sensors around the world to provide the data necessary for our interceptors to take out ballistic missiles. i want to conclude with a note of reassurance. i know there's a debate at home over missile defense can be contentious my former colleagues on both sides of the aisle feel very passionately about this issue. and i do too. but the lesson that you can take away is one that should reassure our allies and send a message of resolve to those who threaten us. missile defense is a national and bipartisan priority and nothing is going to change that. our country and our allies and our partners depend on missile defense agency and that's why we're so appreciative of your hard work. i want to thank you very much for your time today. i want to thank you for your hard work and patriotism. and i'll be glad to take a few easy questions. [laughter] applause >> i'll screen the easy
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Mar 31, 2011 9:00am EDT
the good people of japan. we have got a big situation going on in the middle east. not only in libya but all over the middle east. we have a war going on in afghanistan as we speak. we have men and women whose lives are on the line in afghanistan, who are trying to draw down in iraq. we have just a lot of issues, mr. president, that we need to deal with. we know that there has to be budget cuts, and we're willing to do that, but let's also understand we can't balance our budget with what the tea party is wanting us to do. we have a huge problem in this country with deficits. now, mr. president, we have been a pretty good example of how we can balance the budget. we did it in the clinton years. we spent far less money than we were taking in. we were reducing the debt. we were not having annual deficits, so we know it can be done, but we have to do it in the right way, as we did. we want to work with our republican colleagues, and we have proven that we can do that with the two short-term c.r.'s that we have had. but i hope that everyone understands that there's only so much that the m
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Feb 28, 2011 8:00pm EST
is bigger than that of china, japan and germany combined. we are in a situation where a hearing in the united states of america the median income is close to $50,000. in china, its $4,500. we wish them better, but just to put this in perspective, it's important to know where we stand now, the platform from which we now offer eight, and why if we do the right things we have an overwhelming prospect, an overwhelming prospect, to not only recover here in the united states, but leading the world in the 21st century. the man i'm about to introduce to you shares your view. americans have never settled for number two, literally. this is not hyperbole. it's not one of these chauvinistic things. we what other nations to do well, we will do better if they do well. but we are not -- we are not prepared, nor are you, to settle for being number two in anything. and so, folks, that's why we've laid out -- the president has laid out in his state of the union speech the need for us to innovate. we have the most innovative economy in the world. we have the freest of the free enterprise systems.
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Mar 5, 2011 4:15pm EST
with in japan came, quite honest in a gambit to get him out of prison so he became -- so he would be looked upon as a japanese citizen but he wasn't married to a japanese woman and they got married in prison toward the end of his life. he was in love with a 17-year-old girl when he was 49 years old. there were occasional romantic dalliances. i go into that in the book. thank you very much. [applause] >> frank brady discussing the life of bobby fischer on booktv. to see this and other programs on line go to booktv.org. watch robert and data bear talk about the comedy routine online on booktv.org on march 11th. the authors are both former cia agents and are married. they tell the story of their experiences in the cia in washington d.c.. at noon on friday go to booktv.org and click the watch button above program information and the featured programs section of the page. >> we are talking with jessica hughes about her book revolt. tell us about it. >> it is a book i wrote as a team party activists to give a good lehmann's explanation for why freedom is always the best choice in economics and persona
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Mar 6, 2011 1:15am EST
with, you know, among other people, japan, france, and other nations was a nation deeply, deeply changing, and by 1912, it was ready for the biggest change of all. milenia of imperial rule was coming to an end, and first ever chinese republic was being born. when that republic was born, these young men were china's founding fathers. the founder was a graduate, and his foreign minister was a graduate. the man who built railroads on the large scale across china was a graduate. the father of the commander of the chinese navy was a graduate and the founder of china's harvard was also a graduate. here's these young men talking in english and saying that's all right, old, boy, it'll be okay. this was the highlight of their lives. they were expecting that sooner or later china will thrive, and they were heart broken. china soon fell into a series of war lordism and after that, japanese invasion, after that, civil war, after that, communism. as these successful men turned old and frail, they watch as everything they worked to achieve was crumbing. here we are many, many decades later wal
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Mar 11, 2011 11:00pm EST
, be it in japan or china, what happens in afghanistan, pakistan, is certainly relevant to our own security here. i mentioned the banks before because i am very concerned about jobs in west chester county. i have worked hard to get fda loans so we can help businesses expand. in terms of international assistance, again, we export to japan. they export to us. we export to china. we are all interconnected. when there are asian flus, they are exported as well. i would be happy to talk to you further. host: we are trying to give you some news updates on the earthquake and tsunami as we talk here about these federal spending priorities. this is a sad story. as many as 300 bodies have been found in one city. the next telephone call as we talk about foreign spending with congresswoman nita lowey. this is a real personal story for her this morning. caller: i just want to say that i believe in giving foreign aid to people because people around the world need the help. a lot of the money goes to governments that keep it for themselves. as i was growing up as a kid, [unintelligible] i think they need to do a l
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Mar 12, 2011 8:15pm EST
all kinds of wars with among other people, japan, france and other nations as a nation deeply, deeply changing. and by 1912, it was ready for the biggest change of all. millennia of imperial rule were coming to an end and the first-ever chinese republic was being born. and when the republic was born, these young men became modern china's founding fathers. the prime minister of that republic was a graduate, his foreign minister was to graduate. many figured out how to build railroads on the large scale across canada with a graduate. the father of the commander of the chinese was a graduate was china's harvard was also a graduate. and here are all these young men walking around the forbidden city, talking to each other in english, saying things like that the right, old boy. it will be okay. this was the highlight of their lives. they were expecting that sooner or later china was very and they were heartbroken. china soon fell into a series of warbird of them and after that japanese invasion, after that, civil war. after that, communist. and as the successful men turned old and frail, th
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Mar 16, 2011 8:00pm EDT
that ohioans aspire to to create that ohioans aspire to to create >>> was japan's emperor made his first public statement since last friday's earthquake and tsunami. the 77-year-old spoke of the imperial palace for about six minutes. this is courtesy of the japan broadcasting corporation nhk. >> the bamberger says the earthquake on friday was an extremely powerful earthquake with an almost unprecedented magnitude of nine-point zero. he said he is deeply moved by the tragic situation and in the affected areas. he says the concerned number of people killed by the earthquake and tsunami keeps rising day-by-day. and it's uncertain what the final death toll might be. he says he's praying many people will be found alive. the emperor says he's deeply concerned about the serious situation unfolding at a nuclear power station. he says he's hoping emergency efforts being made by all the people concerned will prevent the situation from getting any worse. the emperor says the government has been making all-out efforts to provide relief to survivors. shortages of food, drinking water and fuel are making the
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Mar 17, 2011 12:00pm EDT
over there, whether it's mexico or china or india or japan or anywhere else, when the production is done over there, the innovation is also done on the shop floor over there. while we brag about being the most inventive, innovative people on earth -- which we are -- the future doesn't necessarily look that way as we outsource so many of these jobs. we've seen how these free trade agreements give incentive to move production overseas. instead of giving ins-pb alternatives -- incentives to american companies to produce over here, we do the opposite by passing nafta, cafta, any of those. peru's president garcia spoke to the u.s. chamber of commerce, he said come and open your factories in my country so we can sell your own products back to the united states. come sell your own products back to the united states. how's that good for american workers? how's that good for instphoefgs how's good for american manufacturing? it's become a business plan for far too many companies in this country. think about this in the broad sweep of history, how often this has ever happened where a busin
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Mar 31, 2011 12:00pm EDT
providing the critical humanitarian relief and nuclear recovery of our allies in japan? general powell also asks us to ask the question, have the gains and risks been thoroughly analyzed? well, they may not have been thoroughly analyzed, i am comfortable to the administration's answers to these questions. had qadhafi taken benghazi, had he defeated the rebel government, i think he would have thefn moved over time to destablize the new guest in -- the flu government in egypt. an end to the camp david peace accords would nut jeopardy the operations of the suez canal. it would endanger israel, and i think the administration was wise to see a tremendous additional risk had qadhafi won this war. now, at least we know that the rebels are likely not to be defeated but a stalemate is also not in our interest, and i would hope that we would recall the advice of general sherman who said that we should make this as rough and as difficult as possible to the enemy, so that, ironically, in most humanitarian terms, it ends and it ends on the terms of the united states, our allies and the new rebel governm
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Mar 15, 2011 12:00pm EDT
is temporarily out of service, as in japan, and we've seen what happens when we have chaos reigning in america when it comes to budgeting. the american people don't like it, and they want us to get to work. we should be about hiring americans, not firing americans, and this republican budget essentially takes 700,000 americans off the payroll. three weeks, that's 75,000 jobs that are in jeopardy as a result of republican three-week budget. and so it's time to get back to work and do the business of america, of putting americans back to work. that's what democrats have been all about. we started two years ago with president obama talking about creating jobs. we hope at some point after 71 days republicans now in the majority in the house will talk about creating jobs, not losing jobs. with that, i'd like to turn it over to our democratic leader, nancy pelosi. >> thank you very much, chairman bo sera, thank you, chairman larson, for bringing us together this morning. before i join my colleagues in associating myself with their remarks and expanding on them, i want to once again express the sadne
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Mar 5, 2011 9:00am EST
fascinating times. china through the boxer rebellion through all kinds of wars with another's japan and other nations was a nation deeply changing and by 1912 it was ready for the biggest change of all. millennia of imperial rule were coming to an end and the first-ever chinese republic was being born. when that republic was born these young men became modern china's founding fathers. the prime minister of that republic was a graduate, the man who figured out how to build railroads across china was a graduate. the father of the chinese navy was a graduate and the university which is considered china's harvard, also a graduate. here were all these young men walking around the forbidden city talking to each other in english saying things like that's right, boy. it will be okay. this was the highlight of their lives. they were expecting that sooner or later china will thrive. they were heartbroken. china soon fell into a series of warlord is some and after that chinese -- japanese invention and after that civil war and communism. has these successful men turned old and frail they watched as ever
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